River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FGUS83 KGRR 081536

1036 AM EST FRI JAN 8 2016

.Water levels are high or forecast to have significant rises for
the following rivers or creeks:  Grand River at Ionia...Sycamore
Creek at Holt...Looking Glass River at Eagle...Maple River at Maple
.Current weather conditions are being influenced by a storm system
that is tracking northeast through Missouri and Illinois. This system
will be responsible for increasing chances for rainfall today into

Much cooler air is poised to move in by late Saturday and
will allow precipitation to transition to snowfall Saturday night
into Sunday. There is little in the way of remaining snow depth for
the affected locations, but what does exist is denser than typical
snowpack. Remaining snowmelt and forecast rainfall are the two big
questions going into Sunday. Runoff is expected to slow or even
completely end as sub-freezing temperatures invade Lower Michigan.
Forecasts will be highly dependent on realized QPF and storm
behavior through the weekend.

For the Grand River At Ionia... the latest stage was 10.2 feet at 10
AM Friday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 13.6 feet Tuesday early afternoon.  Flood stage is 21.0 feet.

For the Sycamore Creek At Holt... the latest stage was 3.5 feet at 9
AM Friday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage forecasted
is 6.2 feet early Sunday morning.  Flood stage is 8.0 feet.  At 6.0
feet... Flooding begins in low lying areas along the creek and at the
Lansing Municipal Golf Course and Scott Woods Park..

For the Looking Glass River Near Eagle... the latest stage was 3.6
feet at 10 AM Friday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 5.1 feet early Monday morning.  Flood stage is 7.0
feet.  At 5.0 feet... River is bankfull..

For the Maple River At Maple Rapids... the latest stage was 4.9 feet
at 10 AM Friday.   No flooding is forecast.  The maximum stage
forecasted is 7.2 feet early Tuesday morning.  Flood stage is 9.0
feet.  At 7.0 feet... River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding in low
lying pastures, farmland, and wooded areas adjacent to the river..

Safety message...Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Stay tuned to further developments by listening to your local
radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio for further information.


                   Flood  Observed              Forecast 7am
Location           Stage   Stage   Day Time    Sat   Sun   Mon

Grand River
  Ionia             21.0   10.2    Fri 10 AM  10.3  11.3  12.7

Sycamore Creek
  Holt               8.0    3.5    Fri 09 AM   5.5   6.2   6.1

Looking Glass River
  Eagle              7.0    3.6    Fri 10 AM   3.9   4.7   5.1

Maple River
  Maple Rapids       9.0    4.9    Fri 10 AM   5.3   6.4   7.0



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